Hi, I have decided to embark on a cycle. I have done a lot of research, but there are a lot of conflicting opinions on what to do and how to do it. Please can some vets advise on my proposed cycle. I have included a brief history of my experience first for context:
This is not technically my first as I did one about 6-7 years ago (Sust, Deca; Dbol) and gained a lot of size but also water retention/fat (diet was not brilliant, no PCT and training/diet slipped afterwards in the short term and then I went straight into a hard cut).
I have been weight training for 14 years, and taken it VERY seriously for the last 7 years. In that time I have had no more than 1 week off maybe twice, other than when I had back surgery (microdisceptomy) in Feb 2018.
Bodybuilding has been my life over the last 6 years, I take it VERY seriously.
I have tried many different routines (5x5, Bigger Leaner Stronger, Shortcut to Size, Kris Gethin’s, full body, 5 day split, etc) and have made some progress but never been happy and don’t think I look like someone who lifts much let alone as seriously as I do (I am very ectomorphic by nature, and when I first lifted a Dumbell at 20 years old I was 95lbs at 5foot 6 inch and I am currently 34 years old 150lbs and I imagine close to me fenetic potential as been stuck like this for a couple years)
Every week’s nutrition is pre-planned and followed to a T where I track calories and macros (following IIFYM and during a bulking phase 50% cards, 30% protein and 20% fat) I have a cheat meal once a week and drink alcohol maybe once every 2 months if that. On cycle I plan to start at maintenance + 500kc at 40% Protein, 40% Carbs, 20% fat.
My Proposed First Cycle
200 or 250mg Test E Mon & Thurs
0.5mg Arimidex EOD
Weeks 13 - 16:
2000iu hCG EOD
40mg Nolvadex ED
Weeks 11 ->
Supplementation of creatine, BCAA, pre workout, fish oil, ZMA, possibly clen (for anti-catabolism rather than fat loss)
Any constructive critique and advice welcome.
Thanks in advance J